Would you advice Wlad to come back and try to break the Foreman record as oldest Champ in history?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Drago, Nov 21, 2021.

Should Wlad try to break the Foreman record?

  1. Yes

    27 vote(s)
  2. No

    48 vote(s)
  1. JunlongXiFan

    JunlongXiFan Active Member Full Member

    Aug 9, 2020
    He doesn't have to beat a unified champion to become the oldest champion, though. And Wlad beating Usyk or Fury at this age would be way more impressive than Foreman beating Moorer at 45.
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  2. Rollin

    Rollin New Member Full Member

    Nov 17, 2021
    He doesn't have to beat an undisputed top dog, but at the same time I'd argue that it takes more than beating one alphabet champion to truly surpass Foreman's achievement in critics' eyes. George became an unified champion and the lineal one. That's what it takes to break his record.

    My point is: while he certainly can try, I don't think he should. If in the coming years he will be able to grab one of the ABCD belts, nobody is going to care, and anything beyond that doesn't seem feasible as long as Fury, Usyk, or even Joshua is around. By the time the new blood takes over, he will be too old.
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  3. miniq

    miniq Big Stiff Idiot Full Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    If Whyte ever holds a belt yes he should do
  4. NEETzschean

    NEETzschean Active Member Full Member

    Feb 23, 2021
    Exactly what I was thinking. Very plausible that he could still bomb Whyte out.
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  5. timeout

    timeout Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    I would defo try and come back and try his luck at Fury again. Rematch that never happend!

    Make it a 6rd war, all in, no hold barred. He could probably land something significant on a static fat Fury that's for sure.

    If a unskilled dosser like wilder did I am sure wlad could.
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  6. vast

    vast Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    He'd have to beat Usyk, AJ, or Fury - whoever is #1 in mid 2022. Not a small task and he has already lost to AJ and Fury.
  7. Jacques81

    Jacques81 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 13, 2016

    For the IBA belt lol
  8. KO KIDD

    KO KIDD Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    Nah he had a good run and passed the torch.

    He should let his countryman usyk have his time
  9. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    The thing I don't get about threads like this is, why would anyone want it? We have two fine champs in Usyk and Fury who hopefully fight each other. Usyk has an intriguing rematch with Joshua coming up. Whyte has his fans and is going to get a shot eventually, and when all the garbage cycles of the the division, we should be pushing for Gassiev, Wallin, Sanchez, Sirenko, Hrgovic, Joyce, Mahkmudov, Jalalov, Hunter etc.

    Lots of good fights out there, if we just have the courage to demand that promotors leave the retreads behind.
  10. sasto

    sasto Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 5, 2020
    He's not beating Fury or Usyk, but I wouldn't be surprised if some belts are vacant soon.

    I'm sure the WBA would give him Bryan or another winnable fight for the full title in that case. I think Bryan and his regular title may be stashed away for exactly that scenario.
  11. Antsu

    Antsu Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 5, 2006
    He would get DQ now when he is no longer a champion
  12. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    May 4, 2017
    Usyk would box Wlad`s ears off.
  13. Matt0029

    Matt0029 New Member Full Member

    May 29, 2017
    Plus has Fury slowed down alot since the Wlad fight?
  14. Matt0029

    Matt0029 New Member Full Member

    May 29, 2017
    You think maybe they would sanction a fight for him to fight for a vacant belt if it came available?
  15. Barrf

    Barrf Member Full Member

    Sep 19, 2021
    He's not beating Usyk or Fury.
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